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Re: polyglot XHTML/HTML and <!DOCTYPE html about:legacy-compat>

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 16:16:08 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f1001021616v1fb2e35fn5e195850992e3b8a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "julian.reschke@gmx.de" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
> My reading of these is that, if there is a SYSTEM identifier, many of these
> editors will attempt to fetch a DTD from that URI. Am I misunderstanding?

What do these editors do with the fetched DTD? Given that there is no
DTD to describe what is valid HTML or XHTML, any attempt by software
to use a DTD will fail no matter what scheme we use.

/ Jonas
Received on Sunday, 3 January 2010 00:17:00 UTC

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